Summertime. It’s not just the season when the kids go out to play; grown-up “kids” never get too old for some summer fun either. If you’re looking to enjoy our 50,000 aquatic creatures in our newly expanded spaces without little ones or strollers underfoot, read on.

On the evening of July 23, the Aquarium is reserved for adults only at our next After Hours. If you haven’t visited us recently, you’ll definitely want to be here to celebrate our biggest expansion ever, along with special programs, shows, and a beer or glass of wine in hand.

Our new public spaces include water walls, a brand-new Ocean Courtyard, the expansive Teck Connections Gallery with 185 feet of aquatic imagery and a 14-foot LED-powered globe, and new animal exhibits.

Pique your intellect with a special guest presentation by Dr. Peter Ross, international scientist and head of the Aquarium’s Ocean Pollution Research Program. Become immersed in hands-on learning sessions in our Wet Lab as you get up close with live invertebrates such as sea urchins and sea stars. Learn about the dangers facing wild dolphins during our Caring for Dolphins show, and the research that’s taking place to help them. And immerse yourself in the thrilling effects of our 4-D theatre as you watch BBC Planet Earth’s Shallow Seas.

All of this takes place against an expanded mesmerizing aquatic backdrop, with food and beverage available in our new indoor/outdoor cafe overlooking the pristine Stanley Park.

Tickets are only available online until 5 p.m., July 23, and often sell out well in advance. You’ll want to get yours early to avoid disappointment. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Guests of After Hours can tweet or instagram their favourite photo of the night using #Afterhours to be entered to win tickets to the next event. Be creative and share your favourite moments from this adults only Aquarium event.

  • 19+ event. Photo ID required for entry.
  • No tickets available for purchase at the door.
  • Membership cards will be required for member priced ticket holders.

*This event has now sold out! Stay tuned for details on our next After Hours event coming soon!


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